Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann has insisted that his side need to bounce back despite facing the daunting task against leaders Chelsea this weekend.

Despite performing extremely well, Palace fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in midweek and now the Eagles face a real possibility of dropping down into the relegation zone.

Things are not going to get any easier for Palace this weekend as they come up against a rampant Chelsea side on Saturday but despite the daunting task, Dann has urged his side to bounce back with a good result on the day.

The centre-back said: “Chelsea have been playing really well and they are going from strength to strength. They are a tough, well-organised team.

“But hopefully we can put in more of a performance similar to last night, see what we could have done better and take the positives into the weekend.

“This time of year is no time to sulk and think what might have been. You have to dust yourself down and be ready to go again.”